Golden Globes 2016
The evening of the Golden Globes is arguably the best night of the year for Hollywood parties. At the Beverly Hilton alone, there are six big events — parties hosted by HBO, the Weinstein Co./Netflix, NBCUniversal, Fox/Hulu, Amazon and Warner Bros./InStyle. Many onlookers just camp out in the hotel lobby to see stars as they bounce among bashes.
With so many options it’s difficult to know where the action is taking place, so when the show lets out, a sea of people in tuxedos and gowns pours out of the Hilton ballroom looking perplexed: Where to go first? We decide on Fox, since it’s been a big night for the studio with wins for “The Revenant” and “The Martian.”
8:45 p.m.: Well, so much for that plan. Matt Damon — the star of “The Martian” — is already on his way out by the time we’re on the way in. And it seems most of the other Globes guests used a similar strategy: The party is so crowded it’s difficult to move. The chaos doesn’t seem to bother a jovial chairman and chief executive of Fox Filmed Entertainment. “I don’t know what the measure of happiness is, but I’m off the charts tonight,” he tells us. “It’s a wonderful night, so great to see our filmmakers get the recognition they so richly deserved.”
Click here to read the entire story in the Los Angeles Times that combines my night at the Golden Globes with that of film writer Amy Kaufman.
Note: Although many people missed some of the big winners, what with all the parties going on simultaneously, I got lucky and caught up with Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio just as they were arriving at the FOX party and Lady Gaga on her way out, which you’ll see if you click here.
But no matter who you didn’t see, there were plenty of stars everywhere, as you can see from the photographs on this page alone, of Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry, Cate Blanchett, Nikki Reed and Jaime King.
Top Photo: Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry at the Weinstein Co./ Netflix party following the Golden Globes 2016 (photo, Getty Images for Fiji Water)
Second photo: Cate Blanchett enjoying a bottle of Fiji Water at the Golden Globes 2016 (Photo by Charley Gallay/ Getty Images for Fiji Water)
Third photo: Nikki Reed, left, and Jaime King at the Weinstein Co./ Netflix party following the Golden Globes 2016 (Photo, Getty Images for Fiji Water)
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Golden Globes 2016
Published Jan. 14, 2016 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA